Questions tagged [wood]

For questions involving wood as a construction material, either as lumber or finished features of a home.

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Wooden posts for backyard pullup bar

I want to install a backyard pullup bar similar to this one. It's essentially 2 pressure treated wooden posts connected with a metal bar and anchored into the ground with concrete. I'm about 180lbs ...
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Bistro chair cushion fix/replace?

I have a pair of bistro chairs that are metal with a wire frame and have round seats. The cushions are wood (I believe) topped with foam. The seat frame is completely empty, with just a thin rim ...
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Renovate and expose old/cracked wood posts, rafters and ties

I am planning on exposing three wood posts/rafters in our living room. At the moment, these have been covered by wood panels and plasterboard. I have started looking behind and realised that the posts ...
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How can I raise this ceiling joist in this shed?

I need to gain 3 inches of clearance underneath the ceiling joist underlined in blue. The entire joist is 24 feet across. Is there a way for me to safely move this joist up a few inches and still ...
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Righting slightly leaning fence posts

I am rejuvenating a wooden fence. It is 8 feet tall, around 80 feet long, in a straight line from the NE corner to the SE corner of my property. I am stripping it down to just the 4x4 posts (set in ...
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How can I hide this imperfection in wood joint?

I am working on making wood panel for one of my wall ( I made this wood panel using prined mdf ). All the wood joints are not that much noticable except two. I used wood filler in all joints including ...
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I saw this window at a recycled window outlet, but it was sold and I am trying to find who made it. Any suggestions from these pictures?

Who makes this window? Any ideas. I saw this at a recycled window outlet, but it was sold. Aluminum clad in green.
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House started creaking a lot recently

House getting more creaky recently We bought a 20 year old house in January of this year. It’s in Toronto, Canada. I wonder if following issues are seasonal as it’s the only explanation I can think of,...
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What's the easiest way to make this elevated outdoor platform "safe enough" for hunting

Long story short I bought a house with an existing home made tree stand. I understand these aren't routinely recommended for hunting but I really don't care that much. It's in a good spot and would ...
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Do I need pre-stain?

I posted a question a couple months ago trying to understand the staining/finishing methods for a butchers block that I will be using as a desktop for my standing desk. I ended up buying BEHR Water-...
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How to attach this wooden beam to concrete blocks

I want to attach a wooden beam to a hollow concrete block to use as one side of a washing line. How should I do that? Are there any attachments or fixings that I should use?
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Multitool alternative for cutting 3/4" plywood

I'm looking to cut through a standing pantry for an electrical box. The pantry panel is made of 3/4" plywood. I attached a proper HCS blade to an oscillating multitool (Ryobi) to start with but ...
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Unexpected wood behind drywall (under stairs)

I was trying to install an electric receptacle inside our pantry (there is an existing receptacle on the opposite side of the same wall). I used a magnetic stud finder and determined where the studs ...
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Wood Sagging on Dining Table Repair Frame - Stripped Screws

I have a dining room table that is sagging where the side of the tables are, on both sides just in different areas. What can i do to repair this? Screws are stripped from the wood. Any help is ...
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How to best support garage storage suspended from slanted ceiling?

Fairly new to handyman work here so I'd love to have some of your expert help! I've looked all around for ways to suspend garage storage from a ceiling but none of them are dealing with a slanted area ...
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how to remove water stain in sanded wood furniture

I have stripped the paint and sanded down a wood cedar chest. The top still has a deep circular stain that I think is from water. I keep sanding the area but the ring still persists. Do I bleach ...
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How can I extend a storm door frame that was cut short?

The frame (z bar) was cut a little too short. I had my friend install the door for me and he cut it exactly to 80 1/8" on both sides. Is there something I can put here like a flexible piece of ...
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How to calculate the load of the following stairs design

I just built a stairs made of 2x12 as treads and 2x8 as riser in a very hard red wood. the riser is glued and screwed with 1/4"x 4" structural screws (4 per steps) into the 1.5" side of ...
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Drilling through the center stud - Can't identify what material is it?

I'd need to drill through the center stud above my fireplace to mount a tv. The stud is beside a power outlet. There is brick veneer in the front and the stud is in the very end but I also see one ...
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Loose mirror on the door?

I have a mirror fixed on a door. Now the mirrors is loose and the top part has quite large space. So the mirror is no longer well glued and I am wondering it may fall in the future. My question is ...
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Width of fence gate for heavy construction vehicles to drive through

We live in corner lot with 20-24 ft drop in elevation and plan on doing a home addition requiring heavy equipment. There’s a cedar fence around perimeter of entire lot. Currently only way for vehicles ...
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Resources for sizing and spacing for dock pilings

I have a lot of aging dock built on top of pressure treated 4x4s pilings driven into the lakebed for a permanent dock. I'm looking to understand some of the design around docks; namely sizing, spacing,...
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are these brackets necessary in old san francisco homes? Were they just used for framing and not removed?

Are these brackets necessary? This is in an old San Francisco two story home and these are attached to flooring. Were they just used for framing and not removed? I want to remove them to make way for ...
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How do I reduce the size of screw holes for a door hinge, where door is hollow?

This image shows one of the hinges on a hollow door that's correctly affixed. I just discovered this hidden at the bottom of a door that's held on by 3 hinges like this so it wasn't impacting the ...
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Is it safe to remove old rusty nails from a wooden beam?

During the renovation of our old house I uncovered a load-bearing beam which has a lot of old rusty nails just sticking out of it. By "a lot" I mean that there are around 50 nails in random ...
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How can I get/create a long, narrow, shallow, solid wooden 'ramp'

Context / X-Y problem source: I'm trying to arrange perfect-fit blinds in a bedroom with bright South-facing windows. The blinds have runners that attach to the insides of the recessed window, to ...
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Repair Side of Cabinet from Cat Scratches

Long story short, I bought a house and the previous owner had cats, one cat scratched up the side of this cabinet. I would rather try to repair than to replace. My plan is to paint all the cabinets in ...
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How to anchor floor lags with concrete slab

I have the apartment with the floor build from wooden lags on concrete slab. The concrete slab is hollow slab 220mm height that is both ceiling of the downstairs neighbours. Wooden lags are now ...
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12' high posts for sun shade over travel trailer

I need to get my travel trailer covered so it isn't getting beat up by the brutal AZ sun/heat as much. I bought a 20'x40' sun shade I will be putting up, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to ...
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Proper window header for 6-foot window & understanding the span tables?

I'm framing out headers for 6' (72 inch) wide windows in a sunroom. The sunroom is around 12 x 12 and has a ceiling and roof. Based on my current understanding of the header span tables which I have ...
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How to repair a shutter slat (contour shape)

The shutter slats (blades) are broken. I do not know how to fix it as I cannot find any replacement part (no results from Google using keywords "contour shape slat") and do not know how to ...
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Fireplace bi-fold doors, should they be opened or closed when you have a fire?

I work for a company that makes glass for fireplaces and we often get questions from customers about whether glass bi-fold doors on a fireplace should remain open when the fire is going or should be ...
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Flat roof with Noggins and Furring Strips

When using furring strips on top of the roof joists to provide a slight slope for a flat roof, my current assumption is that you need 2 sets of noggins, one for the roof OSB and another for the ...
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How can I mount a 55" TV on a wall with 5/16" paneling?

We have a 55" OLED TV 55 C9 and its wall bracket go together in the box. However I need to mount it on the wood paneling wall which is 1 cm thick and there is a distance around 2 inches space ...
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What materials or situations require plugs/anchors for screws?

Context : I have an Ikea's Gerton tabletop (solid beech, 3 cm thick) and two Ikea's Alex drawers blocks as feet (Ikea's Alex, panes are 1.6 cm thick). I'd like to fix heavy stuff on the opposite edge (...
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Staining deck with a few newly replaced boards

I bought a two-story condo that has two back decks and a roof deck, all with at least a few planks damaged beyond repair, but 95% in good enough condition to re-finish. We live two blocks from the ...
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Glue or fill crack in pressure treated post?

I installed this 6x6 pressure treated post last year. The only load on it is a hammock. It has developed a large split. Should I use an exterior wood filler to fill it, or waterproof wood glue and ...
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Is there any research about how risky it is to have a circular saw?

Is there any research about how risky it is to have a circular saw? I want to buy my first one. I already watched many YouTube safety tips. But, I am still concerned. Is there specific data on the ...
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Joining 2x4 to 4x4 base: angles or regular wood screws?

I'm building a wall-mounted pergola. It will look something like below. As you can see, the two horizontal 2x4s will be attached to the 4x4 bases. I was considering using these types of angles (one on ...
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Black stains in wood, identifying the cause

I found a used bedroom furniture set which includes a bed frame and box spring. I've put together the bed frame but upon looking at the box springs more closely, I see there are some dark stains ...
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Identify this part?

Can someone identify this part? It's from the page of Home Depot. It looks like a heavy-duty bracket. Thanks.
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Would untreated timber develop issues after being left out in rain for 2 weeks?

I ordered a log cabin that came untreated. I'm almost done building my log cabin now but it's been soaking in the rain for the past 2-3 weeks now. How bad can this turn out in the future? Is there ...
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Deck boards meet accent/seam board: gap or not?

I'm designing a 20'x12' deck with 5/4"x6" floor boards (pressure-treated northern fir), which will have a seam/accent board to break the 20' run into 2 x ~10' sections. The accent is ~12' ...
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U brace/bracket to hold vertical 2x4 over wood floor?

Is there some type of 2x4 brace or bracket that will hold down a “standing” 2x4 on a wood floor? Here’s a very rudimentary drawing, and the brace Im looking for is in red in the corner. I know I can ...
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How do I know it is safe to hammer a nail into thin wood?

My wife purchased a wooden sign with our infant's name in a cursive font. The wood is 1/2" deep (front-to-back), and the letters are about 1" wide in most places. I've been tasked with ...
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How to remove wood filler to get to the screws

I have a wobbly table leg and so I want to get to the screws that are meant to be hold the leg in place. How do I get to the screw heads that are covered in wood filler (or maybe wood glue).
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30 years old exterior wooden stairs, repair or replace?

We manage this condo in lake tahoe region, and as you may know, the area snows a lot during winter time. The exterior wooden stairs (circled in red) is about 30 years old, and we are thinking about ...
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How to Drywall Around Wood Extending From Ceiling

Curious what I need to drywall around the 2x4 that is extending out of the ceiling in the photo. There used to be a wall where the 2x4 is, but we are joining the two rooms that were previously ...
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How to sister 2x4s on top of each other?

In the past I have sistered lumber by putting the two pieces side by side (so if you have two 2x6s putting the 6” side next to each other) with some liquid nails on them and then putting some nails ...
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Should the underside of a deck be stained?

When one stains a wooden deck, should they stain the underside of the deck too?

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